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Here we go again: FAA investigating another SFO landing mishapSAN FRANCISCO — In the latest pilot landing incident at San Francisco International Airport, federal investigators Tuesday launched an investigation after an Aeromexico passenger jet was ordered to abort a landing when it lined up on the wrong runway which was occupied by another commercial jet. (www.mercurynews.com) More...
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Many incidences increases the change for a major disaster.
Well, one or more grave errors were made, clearly. But I'm glad the tower was heads-up enough to see things going wrong, and that the aircrew immediately and competently complied with the tower's corrective instructions. Mistakes were made and there will be consequences, but everyone went home alive that day.
Two pilots both making the same critical mistakes. Totally unacceptable.
Is the ILS still not functioning at SFO?
And the FAA wants to do away with controllers and let pilots separate themselves with the ADS transceivers in the cockpit. Bye bye General Aviation small planes!
"The Aeromexico jet was approaching the airport using its instrument landing system, " Please one of you commercial pilots explain what that even means...... "instrument landing system" ? Whatever that means or the article's author intended, at this point who was flying the AC, the pilot(s) or some automated system ? I'm leading up to how are they lined up on RWY L, instead of R- who is responsible for that happening ? Incorrect data entered into whatever 'automated system' is doing the flying, or the pilot(s) simply pointing the AC at the wrong RWY...?